Shrubs: Exotic

Most of the plants listed here are sold in 18cm pots or 4L bags. Where container sizes differ this is noted on the plant description.  Our plant descriptions are based on our own research and observations, and we are always happy to receive additional comments - or corrections! Please feel free to email us at leone@petalfaire.co.za .

Buddleja - Black Knight

Description: A fast growing exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Sprays of small yellow eyed purple flowers. Attract butterflies.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja - Lilac

Description: A floriferous exotic shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Tapering spikes of lilac flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Buddleja - White profusion

Description: A fast growing shrub with arching shoots and lance shaped leaves. Pyramids of flowers that attract butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Cistus - Grayswood pink

Description: Compact mound forming extoic shrub with grey green wavy edged leaves. Cup shaped single pale pink flwers. Attracts bees, butterflies and birds.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Cistus x corbariensis

Description: Upright Mediterranean shrub with oval crinkled leaves and yellow stamened white flowers. Attracts butterflies.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Cistus x pulverulentus

Description: A bushy compact shrub with oval crinkled edged dark green leaves and saucer shaped rosy flowers. Waterwise.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 80cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Clerodendrum schweinfurthii

Description: Very rare fast growing African shrub / trailer with bright leaves, unusual blue-black fruits and clusters of scented white flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Colquhounia coccinea

Description: An upright exotic shrub with grey lance shaped toothed furry scented leaves. Orange red flowers from summer - autumn.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Cyphomandra betacea

Description: A single trunked exotic tree with shallow roots with heart shaped leaves. Edible tomato type fruits in summer. Prolific bearer; attracts insects.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Deutzia - Mont rose

Description: Bushy well shaped exotic shrub with narrow dark green leaves. Clusters of pale pink flowers in summer. Prune after flowering.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Deutzia scabra - Pride of Rochester

Description: An upright exotic shrub with arching stems and lance shaped leaves. Pendant clusters of star shaped double white flowers. Prune after flowering.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Echium candicans

Description: A rounded upright shrub with woody stems and hairy whitish leaves and panicles of vibrant blue flowers. 20cm pots

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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Echium pininana

Description: A robust exotic biennial with a woody central stem and hairy silver leaves. Single panicles of blue/white flowers in summer. Bees. Our plants seem to be mostly white.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Euphorbia wulfenii

Description: A well-shaped shrub with purplish stems and grey green leaves, yellow green florets and nectar glands. Attracts butterflies and birds.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Fuchsia arborescens

Description: A fast growing shrub with lance shaped bright green leaves. Panicles of small rose to magenta flowers are followed by edible purple seeds / berries. Plants still very small.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Win - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Hamelia patens

Description: A multi-purpose exotic shrub - mine is shaped to climb. Sprays of orange flowers from summer - autumn. Bees insects butterflies.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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Hebe - Autumn glory

Description: A mound shaped exotic shrub with dark-green, round, thick leaves on upright branches. Masses of purple/blue clusters of flowers from mid-Summer. Butterfly plant.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 90cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Heimia salicifolia

Description: A bushy exotic shrub with woody stems and narrow dark green leaves. Frilly yellow flowers tucked between the leaves in spring. Hallucinogenic properties!

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 90cm
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Holmskioldia sanguinea

Description: A scrambling lax shrub with slender pointed ovate leaves and orange saucer-shaped flowers. Attracts butterflies.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 2.5m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Orange
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Hydrangea quercifolia

Description: A large shrub with large, bold, deeply lobed leaves. Conical flower heads of creamy white flowers. These last well into the autumn with the sterile flowers becoming pink to bronze with age. The foliage turns a rich bronze-red to purple in autumn.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R200.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Hydrangea serrata

Description: A rounded shrub that makes a good specimen plant in a container. Large flat flowerheads in summer. Mixed.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 50 - 150cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Hypericum - Tricolor

Description: A compact bushy shrub with red arching stems and pink and white edged leaves. Yellow cup-shaped flowers with prominent stamens.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 60cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Hypericum- Gladys Brabazon

Description: A bushy rounded shrub with cup shaped flowers and lime green foliage with yellow marbling. Purple berries. Attracts birds and bees. Hardy to -20 deg C.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 90cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R75.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma australe

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.6m
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Iochroma australe alba

Description: A well shaped floriferous exotic shrub. Large leaves and small trumpet shaped flowers all season.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.6m - trim to your size
Flowering time: Spr - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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Iochroma cyanea

Description: Fast growing exotic shrub. Lax branches with large leaves. Narrow dark purple trumpet shaped flared flowers in summer and autumn

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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Iochroma grandiflora

Description: Rare exotic shrub, lax branches with large leaves, clusters of long blue flowers from spring - autumn.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R120.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Jasminum bignonianceum

Description: An upright bushy exotic shrub with narrow bright green leaves. Scented small tubular yellow flowers all year.

Family: Oleaceae
Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: All year
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Justicia aurea

Description: A lush branched shrub with robust stems with mid green leaves. Sprays of tubular yellow flowers. Attracts bees.

Growing conditions: Deep shade / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Philadelphus coronarius

Description: A fast growing upright exotic shrub with bell shaped scented white flowers in summer. Lovely as specimen plant or in a border. Waterwise.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Phlomis fruticosa

Description: An upright Mediterranean shrub with lovely crinkled grey leaves and clusters of yellow flowers in summer.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Yellow
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Phlomis italica

Description: A waterwise upright tough perennial with lovely tapered furry grey green leaves and whorls of pink flowers.

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 75cm
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Sambucus - Black lace

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with finely cut almost black foliage. Panicles of fragrant white flowers in summer. Medicinal and attracts insects. Prune hard in early spring.

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Summer
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Strobilanthes gossypinus

Description: A show stopping exotic shrub with large unusual silver gold foliage. Trumpet like lavender flowers from summer - spring. Waterwise

Growing conditions: Sun / semi shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.2m
Flowering time: Sum - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

Description: Fast growing perennial with waxy serrated veined leaves and sprays of tubular mauve flowers from winter to spring.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Evergreen
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Win - Spr
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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Thunbergia erecta - Fairy moon

Description: A new upright shrub with oblong shiny dark green leaves and white edged pale blue flowers.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Semi-hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Blue
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R150.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Viburnum opulus

Description: A vigorous upright shrub with maple like three lobed leaves and large pom pom flowers.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 3m
Flowering time: Spring
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R150.00  |   Buy now

Viburnum plicatum

Description: A multi-stemmed exotic shrub with layered horizontal branching and dark green "pleated" leaves. Flat topped sprays of white flowers.

Growing conditions: Semi shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R120.00  |   Buy now

Vitex agnus-castus

Description: An upright exotic shrub with palmate toothed aromatic leaves. Sprays of fragrant lilac flowers from summer to autumn. I think this is a stunning garden plant!

Growing conditions: Full sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 1.5m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: Purple
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R90.00  |   Buy now

Vitex agnus-castus alba

Description: A large lax shrub with elliptic toothed aromatic leaves and sprays of fragrant white flowers. Very beautiful.

Growing conditions: Sun
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Hardy
Average height: 2m
Flowering time: Sum - Aut
Bloom/flower colour: White
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R90.00  |  This item is currently out of stock.

Weigelia florida - Foliis Purpureis

Description: A compact exotic shrub with arching stems and maroon leaves. Rose pink tubular flowers. Slow growing.

Growing conditions: Sun / shade
This plant is Deciduous
Hardiness: Very hardy
Average height: 1m
Flowering time: Spr - Sum
Bloom/flower colour: Pink
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R120.00  |   Buy now